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【加拿大淡水的儲量和品質都在下降】- 今日600國語新聞

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加拿大的淡水资源丰富是举世闻名的
Canada’s rich water resources are world-famous.

但是一些加拿大水资源专家本周警告说
But some Canadian water experts warned this week that

加拿大的淡水资源并不像一般人
Canada’s freshwater resources are not as inexhaustible

想象的那样取之不尽并且没有污染
and unpolluted as most people think.

实际上 有毒藻类 气候变化和政策失误
In fact, toxic algae, climate change and policy failures

正在威胁加拿大的淡水系统
are threatening Canada’s freshwater system.

这是由二十多个大学组成的
This is the conclusion of a report released this week

“全球水资源未来项目”组织
by the Global Water Futures Project,

本周公布的一份报告的结论
a group of more than 20 universities.

报告撰写人之一
Corinne Schuster-Wallace,

舒斯特-华莱士(Corinne Schuster-Wallace)
one of the report’s authors,

在接受采访时说
said in an interview that

加拿大关于淡水利用的政策已经几十年没有变过
Canada’s policy on freshwater use has not changed for decades,

而气候变化的影响在加剧
and the impact of climate change is increasing,

其速度远超过我们过去的估计
and its speed far exceeds Our past estimates.

例如 加拿大湖泊的水温升高速度
For example, rising water temperatures in Canadian lakes

是全球平均水平的两倍
are twice as fast as the global average.

水温升高助长了有毒藻类的迅速蔓延
The increase in water temperature

使全国从东到西的湖泊都面临
has contributed to the rapid spread of toxic algae,

湖水富营养化污染的问题
making the lakes from east to west

中部平原的一些淡水流域
all face the problem of eutrophication of lake water.

已经出现了透支使用的现象
Some freshwater basins in the Central Plains have been overdrawn.

全国河流的水质在缓慢下降
The water quality of rivers across the country is slowly declining.

报告作者们呼吁政府尽快采取
The authors of the report called on the government

全国性的水资源保护措施
to adopt national water conservation measures as soon as possible.

并表示 “这是我们早就应该做而没有做的”
And said, “This is what we should have done before and not done.”